THY KINSHIP WITH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE FLESH
Prayer to St Jude, cousin of Jesus Christ
O glorious Saint Jude Thaddeus, by those sublime prerogatives, where with thou wast ennobled in thy lifetime, namely, thy kinship with Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh, and thy vocation to be an Apostle; by that glory which now is thine in Heaven as the reward of thine apostolic labors and thy martyrdom: obtain for us from the Giver of every good and perfect gift all the graces whereof we stand in need in order to treasure up in our hearts the divinely inspired doctrines which thou hast transmitted to us in they Epistle, that is to say, to build our edifice of perfection upon our most holy faith, praying by the grace of the Holy Spirit, to keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of Jesus Christ unto eternal life, to strive by all means to help them that go astray, exalting thus the glory and majesty, the dominion and power of Him who is able to keep us without sin and present us spotless with exceeding joy at the coming of our divine Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Classic painting of St Jude was executed by Anthonis van Dyck